Plan Ahead for a Successful Cloud Migration Migrating your information systems to the cloud can be a complex process. However, the factors most attributable to the success of the project are not. By addressing these issues well in advance, you will avoid many of the pitfalls that can derail migration projects. Below are some questions to ask before you initiate the project. Your responses will provide a clear roadmap for the overall project and should make it easier to isolate and resolve more technical issues as they arise. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Why are you migrating your systems to the cloud?
Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often via a self-service catalog. While a user company can run applications, databases, operating systems and other software on top of its selected infrastructure, it has no direct control over or access to those machines. The cloud service provider manages the infrastructure, including any scaling up or
No Smartphone? Never Fear – Apps For All Are (Hopefully Soon) Here Explicating the trendiness and popularity of intelligent mobile devices these days, smartphones such as the iPhone and Android smack of technological superiority. They flaunt generously sized display touch screens; only they are entitled to the Internet-surfing speed and power of the 4G network; those who shell out the big bucks to buy them can also enjoy new video conferencing features, such as FaceTime on the iPhone. But easily the clearest indicator of status change between a smartphone and a lesser “dumb phone” entity is the capacity to delve
Juniper Networks Unveils New Cloud-Based Environment Juniper Networks has announced a first-of-its-kind cloud offering that is touted to revolutionize the way service providers and enterprises design, test and operate networks. Network operators can leverage the new virtual environment to create and run networks on-demand, which enables network modeling, testing and planning at a very large scale. For $50 a day, Junosphere Lab allows companies to speed modeling projects by more than 30 percent and reduce total cost of ownership by as much as 90 percent when compared to the alternative of building a physical lab. “Junosphere Lab leverages the power
LONDON, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Misys, the global application software and services company, announces a new strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. The new initiative builds on last year’s mission-critical applications development alliance and will deliver Misys’ banking and capital markets applications via the Windows Azure cloud platform. Mike Lawrie, Chief Executive of Misys, believes this is an innovative step forward for the financial services industry. “We know that our collaboration with Microsoft will transform the financial services industry, by combining innovative technology from world leaders to bring even more value to customers.” Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive of Microsoft, says